Meet the Author: Robin Roe
contemporary YA / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Robin Roe

Robin Roe has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s from Harvard. She counseled adolescents in Boston before she moved to Dallas to run a mentoring program for at-risk teens. Her debut novel, A LIST OF CAGES (Disney-Hyperion, January 10, 2017) is a YA Contemporary novel. A LIST OF CAGES—a contemporary YA novel Emma … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Katherine Arden
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Meet the Author: Katherine Arden

Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College, she deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. Having received her BA, Katherine moved to Maui, Hawaii, where she worked every kind of … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Mary E. Lambert
contemporary middle grade / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Mary E. Lambert

When Mary E. Lambert was eight years old, her grandma told her that she should be a writer. Mary said, “No.” She thought she’d rather be a teacher. Many years later, Mary realized there was no avoiding one of her grandma’s pronouncements, and she started to write novels. In 2014, Mary graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Carter Higgins
contemporary middle grade / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Carter Higgins

Carter is a librarian at an independent school in Los Angeles and the author of two forthcoming picture books from Chronicle Books. She is an Emmy-winning visual effects and motion graphics artist whose career has covered all the nooks and crannies of visual storytelling. She writes about picture books and graphic design at her blog, Design of the Picture … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Tricia Levenseller
contemporary YA / Fantasy YA / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Tricia Levenseller

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching shows … Continue reading